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Username: babinko

Post Number: 9
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 2:57 pm:   Edit Post

Looking For 8 String Bass possiable Alembic, which would be nice!
Not in a real hurry, Playing a Dean I bought at the 2003 NAMM Show. Presently own 3 different Alembics.
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 856
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 7:15 pm:   Edit Post

I've been fantasizing about an 8-string Alembic myself. Thinking of starting a "dreaming... for now" thread. I've owned an 8-string Tune and two 8-string Rickenbackers (one of which I still own), but I've always dreamed of having an 8-string Alembic. Recently I've become interested in the Waterstone 8-string like this one at Bass NW (though the finish on this one isn't for me).

Best of luck with your search!
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4661
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 7:50 am:   Edit Post

Looks like the infamous MOTS* used on many old lap steels.

Bill, tgo

*Mother of Toilet Seat
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Username: hieronymous

Post Number: 859
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 6:46 pm:   Edit Post

Not applesauce color?

By the way, I started a Tom Petersson Alembic 8-string thread in the Showcase section (in case your GAS needed feeding!)
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Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 1309
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 10:02 am:   Edit Post

I have a custom Warwick Dolphin Pro 8, deep purple metallic with side leds in amber with flight case. I tried to send you some pics but the email on your profile bounced it back,
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Username: afrobeat_fool

Post Number: 280
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 - 11:33 pm:   Edit Post

Here is a good looking Schecter for cheap. http://www.gbase.com/gear/schecter-diamond-series-stiletto-studio-8-amb#
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Username: mike1762

Post Number: 701
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 10:28 am:   Edit Post

I just bought a Stiletto: They're a GREAT value.
Username: raynbass

Post Number: 37
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 7:52 am:   Edit Post

I bought a stiletto also. It is rather well made and by rights should come close to the performance of an alembic, but I did not like the sound of the pickups . There are retro fit pickups that will improve the sound. with that up grade it would be a formidable instrument.But it does not come close to the balanced K, alembic made for me. If you can afford it you will not regret a custom build.
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Username: to_81_0190

Post Number: 148
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 - 2:44 pm:   Edit Post

Very beautiful new 8string in Japanese market. But very expensive too. 1110000yen.
The bass seems to has smileQ + treble/bass EQ.
Here is the link.

Another used in Japan. 378000yen.
here is the link.

(Message edited by to 81 0190 on December 17, 2010)
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Username: mike1762

Post Number: 706
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010 - 5:07 pm:   Edit Post

The Stiletto comes stock with an EMG B-64 3 band preamp and their high impedance HZ PUPs. For a little over $350 I am upgrading to a BQS preamp and low impedance single coil PUPs (a 40 JCS in the neck and a 40 J in the bridge). They haven't been delivered yet, but I'm expecting good things. The HZs are probably what most players are looking for tonewise, but I HOPE the new PUPS will get me somewhere in the neighborhood of an Alembic. The bass plays great... it has a nice tight "B".

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